DOI Funds 146 Climate Resiliency Projects in Tribal Communities

Secretary Haaland says the awards will address existential threats.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) recently distributed $120 million to help Tribal governments enact climate resiliency projects for their communities. The funding goes to 111 Tribes total for planning and implementing solutions to address the effects of climate change on their lands. Coastal erosion management, post-wildfire restoration, and relocation of buildings impacted by environmental deterioration are a few of the kinds of projects that this funding supports.

“Indigenous communities are facing unique and intensifying climate-related challenges that pose an existential threat to Tribal economies, infrastructure, lives, and livelihoods,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “We are making transformational commitments to assist Tribes and Tribal organizations as they plan for and implement climate resilience measures, upholding our trust and treaty responsibilities and safeguarding these places for generations to come.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Haaland as she oversees the Interior Department.
  • For both federal and tribal governing officials as they discuss and agree on measures to support Native Americans.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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